DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Burglary suspects at large

As of yesterday, police in Samtse and Wangdue were still on the lookout for miscreants who burgled two homes and a vehicle in three separate incidents earlier this week. In Samtse burglars broke into a house of a dzongkhag employee and allegedly stole gold, silver and diamond jewelry worth around …

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Three more arrested for gold smuggling

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Three more people have been detained in connection with the gold smuggling case that came to light on August 27 when customs apprehended two people at the Paro International Airport. The two men, returning from Bangkok, were carrying 11.045 kgs of gold. Police said that the suspects said they paid …

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Bhutan eliminates measles

Bhutan was officially declared one of the first two countries in South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO to eliminate measles before the regional target of 2020. In recognition to this, Bhutan achieved a Citation as an appreciation from the WHO SEARO at the 70th Session of WHO Regional Committee in …

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Ten resolutions adopted during APA meeting

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The two-day meeting of the Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in Thimphu concluded on September 1 collectively adopting 10 resolutions. The 10 resolutions cover a wide range of issues of mutual interest such as culture, information technology, health equity, migrant workers, corruption, …

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11 notary services go online

Registrar General and the Cabinet Secretary

Citizens can now apply online to seek appointments for 11 public notary eServices, which were formally handed over to the judiciary earlier this week by the Public Service and Grievance Redressal Division (PSGRD) under the cabinet secretariat. The online notary eServices includes procuring marriage certificate, translation of marriage certificate, marital …

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ACC’s sensitization on revised Gift Rules and Asset Declaration

The Anti-Corruption Commission conducted five-day sensitization programme for government and private sector agencies to streamline the process of integrating National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy (NIACS), one of the integrity promotion tools. The sensitization workshop was aimed at developing plans and programs where ACC shared their revised NIACS to the agencies …

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Bhutan to host 1st Asian Parliamentary Assembly

Parliamentarians from 20 member parliaments of the Asian Assembly will gather in Thimphu from August 31 – September 2 to attend the first Asian Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee meeting on Social and Cultural Affairs. The Speaker of the National Assembly, Jigme Zangpo, who is also the Vice Chair of the …

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6 projects with Japan

The government of Bhutan proposed assistance for six new projects to the government of Japan on August 23 during the 12th annual consultation meeting in Thimphu. The projects are promotion of technology education and diffusion, gewog hiring services under farm mechanization program, improvement of machinery and equipment for maintenance of …

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